Fighting Stage 4 Leiomyosarcoma one day at a time

Hello Everyone,

Thank You for visiting, I initially started this blog to keep family and close friends updated on our journey to Houston Texas, to visit with Dr. Burzynski, a world renowned doctor, who specializes in cancer.

A year and a half ago, MB was diagnosed with stage 4 Uterine Leiomyosarcoma and given no more than a year to live.

MB is only 50, she hasn't seen any of her kids get married or have babies. She still has a thirst for life, three kids and a Husband who absolutely adores her. My sister is 23 and youngest brother only 17. We still need our Mama Bear. If you are, or were, blessed enough to have an MB like mine, who has always loved you unconditionally and supported you, you will know how we feel. Nothing can replace a mother's love. Nothing.

Because MB's cancer is very aggressive, we had no time to waste. The very same day the doctor told us to prepare for hospice, MB and I said, "Fu*k That!", Hospice is a dirty word at our house.We started applying to the Burzynski Clinic as soon as we got home from the doctors appointmet, after 3 days of collecting medical records and sending faxes we were finally accepted.We never took time to think, we just acted. No more than a week and half after we were told to go home and prepare for death, we were on a plane headed to Houston TX in search of life and a second chance. We've left California and our family during Thanksgiving.

Even though the treatment is crazy expensive and we are away from home during the holidays, this is still the best decision we ever made. Sometimes you have to bet big to win big!

We aren't the Kardashians, we are just the Vargas' and we are going through the "realest" hardest battle of our lives...This is our story....If you'd like to start reading from the very beginning click on November, on the lower right hand side of the page and the very first post is the "Adventure Begins"

Monday, November 21, 2011


MB and PB their Love is EPIC!
Big Bro and Lil Bro their wacky
Me and Lil Sis we are literally like night and day
Ever since MB got sick our family has pulled together like no other. We know we are stronger together  than apart. PB has been working extra hard to maintain the household since no one is working.

My little sister has offered to get three jobs to help pay the mortgage. Lil Bro is 17 and is just trying to stay out of trouble while keeping the house clean and the lawn cut, Val is our honorary Big Bro, he came to live with us after his parents passed away when he was only 12. Val brings his son to the house and keeps my Mom cheerful with his wild antics.

Our extended family calls, writes, comes over and brings food on a daily basis. These are the people my MB fights for, with and because of. Even though this battle is hard we take comfort in the fact that we are not fighting alone. We are the 300.;)

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